"Do I Wanna Know?" as written by and Alex Turner....
Have you got color in your cheeks'
Do you ever get the feeling that you can't shift the tide
That sticks around like something's in your teeth
And some aces up your sleeve
I had no idea that you're in deep
I dreamt about you near me every night this week
How many secrets can you keep'
'Cause there's this tune I found that makes me think of you somehow
When I play it on repeat
Until I fall asleep
Spilling drinks on my settee

(Do I wanna know?)
If this feeling flows both ways
(Sad to see you go)
Was sorta hoping that you'd stay
(Baby we both know)
That the nights were mainly made for saying
things that you can't say tomorrow day

Crawlin' back to you.

Ever thought of calling when you've had a few?
'Cause I always do
Maybe I'm too busy being yours to fall for somebody new
Now I've thought it through

Crawling back to you

So have you got the guts?
Been wondering if your heart's still open and
if so I wanna know what time it shuts
Simmer down and pucker up
I'm sorry to interrupt it's just I'm constantly
on the cusp of trying to kiss you
I don't know if you feel the same as I do
But we could be together, if you wanted to

(Do I wanna know?)
If this feeling flows both ways
(Sad to see you go)
Was sorta hoping that you'd stay
(Baby we both know)
That the nights were mainly made for saying
things that you can't say tomorrow day

Crawling back to you

Ever thought of calling when you've had a few? (calling when you've had a few)
'Cause I always do ('cause I always do)
Maybe I'm too busy being yours to fall for somebody new
Now I've thought it through

Crawling back to you, (do I wanna know?)
If this feeling flows both ways
(Sad to see you go)
Was sorta hoping that you'd stay
(Baby we both know)
That the nights were mainly made for saying
things that you can't say tomorrow day

(Do I wanna know?)
Too busy being yours to fall
(Sad to see you go)
Ever thought of calling darling?
(Do I wanna know)
Do you want me crawling back to you?


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"Do I Wanna Know?" as written by Alex Turner

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    My InterpretationI think this is a tale of a person who broke up with someone they figured they'd move on easily from only to realise the grass wasn't greener. Now it's the question if its possible to get the ex back but is terrified the obvious answer will be no so he/she wonders if its even worth knowing.

    "Have you got colour in your cheeks?" - is the ex in love with someone new (blushing red cheeks for newly smitten)
    "You ever get that fear........something in your teeth?" - does the ex ever think they can't move on cause you're missing the old relationship
    "Are there some aces up your sleeve?" - is the ex a different person, have they moved on? (perhaps assumes initially when breaking up the ex would have a tough time coming to terms with it but is doing much better than he/she is)

    "Crawling back to you" - acting in desperation for forgiveness
    "Do you want me crawling back to you" - is that what it takes for a second chance
    "Have you got the guts?" - is the ex brave enough to give that person a 2nd chance after last time (never go back as they say)
    "If your hearts still open?" - are they still in that place before he/she left them
    "What time it shuts" - is there time to convince them they should get back together if the ex still has them feelings
    "Have you no idea that you're in deep?" - does the ex realise how much they are missed
    "How many secrets can you keep?" - suppressed feelings they've for the ex which he/she hasn't shared with any of his/hers friends/family

    I think his/her regret has been on their mind for sometime but reaches breaking point at some sort of coincidental rendezvous with the ex

    "Tune I've found that makes me think of you somehow and I play it on repeat" - stays up late thinking of the ex"
    "Sad to see you go, sorta hoping you'd stay" - the ex is not phased by the encounter but he/she is desperate to talk to them
    "Constantly on the cusp of trying to kiss you" - a surge of old feelings, nostalgic of being able to kiss the ex when ever you wanted
    "The night was made for saying things we can't say tomorrow day" - kinda reflects the coincidental encounter, won't have this opportunity tomorrow
    ArcticJunkieon August 07, 2013   Link

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